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Matthew Abate

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About Matthew Abate

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    HLS30-171372<br />
    Built 7/73<br />
    Currently disassembled for paint

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  1. 1973 Rebuild

    Also, does anyone know if the read disc shields from a ZX (or from any other car) will work with the rear disc conversion? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  2. 1973 Rebuild

    Interesting. I wasn't aware of this mod. So far I've been going back and forth between replacing all the original drum parts and going with rear discs. Tell me more... Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. 1973 Rebuild

    Quick update:
  4. 1973 Rebuild

    It did the job... Got five long days worth of work out of it before it was unusable for its original purpose, between blasting the body and the suspension. Cost me $80 on eBay.
  5. 1973 Rebuild

    Did this yesterday: Time to toss this tent. Done with the blaster, too, I think, but I'll hold onto it for a minute just in case.
  6. WTB: r180 rear cover

    Payment sent. PayPal should give you my address, but I'll email it to you just in case. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. WTB: r180 rear cover

    I think the picture I sent you is of one from a subaru. I think the one you have is what I want if it mates to a stock driveshaft. How much for the whole lot and shipping? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  8. WTB: r180 rear cover

    Do you have a plug for that bottom hole? Also, any chance you have the flange that goes on the front and allows the driveshaft to connect? I'm talking about this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DyZu3deEqvw/UscFs2zm6TI/AAAAAAAAI3w/AHy5E4zd_fA/s1600/IMG_0644.JPG Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. WTB: r180 rear cover

    Please let me know how much and send some pictures. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  10. 280z parts for sale

    Seems like it.
  11. WTB: r180 rear cover

    Looking for a complete Datsun r180 differential real cover with all the studs and everything in good condition. DM me with a price shipped to NJ 07040, please.
  12. Steering Rack Disassembly and Refurb

    I might take you up on this.
  13. TechnoVersions Differential Mount

    I understand how it works. There are three configurations in play here, and I think that my not distinguishing between the two TechnoVersion options creates confusion. I'm getting at whether the urethane mount pictured above makes a significant increase to transferred vibration over the factory setup. The fact that it's urethan means it will be more. Whether it's significant is another story. I'm getting one of these, but the answer to the question will dictate whether I keep the OEM mount and use the conical insulator or go with the red urethan top mount and lose the OEM one.
  14. TechnoVersions Differential Mount

    I know I am digging up a 5-year-old threat, but I can't find the answer to the question granny knot asked right before the thread died. I am speculating that trimming the conical insulator to be just short of touching the differential (as TechnoVersion mentions on their site) might be the solution to this, but I haven't seen anyone explicitly say that anywhere.
  15. Steering Rack Disassembly and Refurb

    Okay, this is awesome. My next two questions are: Where do we source parts? From what I can tell, the only things you can replace are the boots (OEM or aftermarket), pinion bearing (SKF 6003-2rs1 / Koyo 6003rs), and the seal (SKF 6641 / Timken 221735). How do I figure out if I even need to do this. I have the rack out and am refreshing the suspension. I'm replacing the boots and inner tie rod ends (Real Parts RP26575) for posterity. The rack seems like a big project, but I think now is the time to do it. If the parts above are findable, I think I can pull this off (if I have someone pull and press the bearing for me), but I'm hesitating.